The Nature Restoration law was recently passed by the European Parliament and it is the first continent-wide, comprehensive law of its kind. 324 MEPs voted in favour of the law, winning over 275 votes against and 24 abstentions. 

The law is in response to the EU’s nature in alarming decline, with 80% of habitats deemed in poor condition. 

The next step for the government is to decide how to put in place restoration measures to reach the target to restore at least 30% of habitat areas in poor condition by 2030. 

On this week’s episode, Aislinn spoke to Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly and Noel Bardon, news reporter with the Irish Farmers Journal, to investigate what it could mean for our agriculture sector.